Seven submit bids for Agus 6 hydro turbine upgrade project

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State-operated utility Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm) has announced seven companies have bid to upgrade units at the Philippines' 200-MW Agus 6 hydropower plant.

The project includes work on Agus 6's Units 1 and 2, increasing their output capacity to 34.5 MW each from 25 MW each and extending their life by another three decades.

According to bid documents, the upgrade involves the investigation, design, engineering, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning of new hydropower turbines and blades for each of the units, as well as the replacement of electrical equipment and other associated systems.

Bidding so far are Alstom Philippines, China International Water and Electric Corporation, HydroChina Zhongnan, Kaltimex Energy Philippines Inc., PHP Philippine Hydro Project Inc., Vicente T. Lau Construction, and Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co. Ltd., according to Psalm.

Agus 6's Units 3, 4 and 5 are not being upgraded at this time. Each of those units generates 50 MW of power.

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